Gulf Fritillary

© Julie Comeaux

Gulf Fritillary

Dr Silly 9/7/2005 11:58:57 AM

Dr Silly :0)

Larry Smith 9/7/2005 12:00:02 PM

Beautiful color and shot, Julie #1811003

Linda D. Lester 9/7/2005 1:20:10 PM

Beautiful!!! Love your colors! #1811181

Julie Comeaux 9/22/2005 5:01:35 AM

Thanks for the wonderful comments Dr. Silly, Larry and Linda. These Mexican Sunflowers (so I was told they were) have been attracting lots of butterfly varities at my Mom's house. #1866259

Evy Johansen 11/12/2005 12:07:27 AM

Very beautiful, Julie! Big congratulations on your POTD! Well deserved! #2065550

Leonard Pierce 11/12/2005 12:15:41 AM

Very beautiful and colorful image Julie!!! Congratulations!! #2065560

Leanne M.E. Boyd 11/12/2005 12:51:44 AM

The colour in this photo is vibrant! Excellent shot, Julie - and congrats on your POTD! #2065596

Karen Engelbreth 11/12/2005 12:53:42 AM

Wonderful - congrats on your POTD, Julie! #2065597

Susie Peek-Swint 11/12/2005 1:11:08 AM

Beautiful capture and detail Julie ~ congrats on POTD! #2065621

Bill Houghton 11/12/2005 2:10:57 AM

This is a beautiful shot. Great job.
Bill #2065646

Joy Rector 11/12/2005 3:40:37 AM

congrats on your POTD #2065745

Laura Clay-Ballard 11/12/2005 3:43:01 AM

congrats on this gorgeous orange on orange potd #2065753

Hendrik Storme 11/12/2005 3:54:12 AM

congrats on your deserved potd!!! #2065772

Jessica L. Richard 11/12/2005 4:33:45 AM

wonderful capture, very beautiful! congrats on POTD! #2065905

Laurie A. Gilliard 11/12/2005 4:37:20 AM

Congrats on "Photo of the Day." Absolutely Beautiful! Curious as to what the green background is?? #2065918

Scott Pedersen 11/12/2005 5:07:47 AM

like the colors #2065984

Katherine E. O'Brien 11/12/2005 5:15:49 AM

What a wonderful picture! I love the colors. Congrats! #2066005

Michelle R. Kovach 11/12/2005 5:33:32 AM

Congrats on your POTD Feature Julie! #2066060

Janine Russell 11/12/2005 5:48:09 AM

Julie, wonderful colors and detail; congratulations on your POTD. #2066101

Ed 11/12/2005 5:54:25 AM

Placing the butterfly a little more left in the composition would make it even more interesting (rule of thirds). The depth of field is a little too short, having the entire butterfly in sharp focus would improve the image. The background color may not be the best. It seems to compete with the butterfly and flower. Experiment with other colors to see the differences and if there is a better color to showcase the main image. #2066121

Emanuel R.L Marcos 11/12/2005 6:16:12 AM

WONDEFULL. colours and sharpning are gr8
perfect composition and the background colours are perfect a gorgeous vibrant green.
Congratulations #2066246

Lucy L. Fink 11/12/2005 6:16:52 AM

I thought the shot was beautiful. I love close ups of nature. Great job! #2066248

Terry L. Ellis 11/12/2005 6:56:03 AM

Congratulations, Julie, on this super POTD! Fabulous colors and shot! #2066396

Bob Duncan 11/12/2005 6:56:29 AM

I love this image just the way it is Julie. Big congratulation on your POTD. #2066397

Julie Comeaux 11/12/2005 8:07:11 AM

Thank you for your comments!! I'm always so tickled with these little photo honors. Someone asked what the green background was...The green is actually the grass on the ground. This photo is pretty much exactly as it was shot. This posted version is truly not far off from the original shot. It was sharpened slightly and I may have adjust brightness/contrast. Anyone who has attempted butterflies knows the challenges they present. I was pretty happy with the overall shot...and I must agree with most of you, the colors draw do draw you in. There is a whole series of shots with these flower in my Deluxe Gallery at If you visit the Galleries and the 2005 New Additions for September you will find more butterflies and bees with these flowers Thanks Again! #2066634

Bob Duncan 11/12/2005 8:29:08 AM

I just visited your web site Julie,
Real nice!!!! #2066704

Judith MacArthur 11/12/2005 9:28:40 AM

Hi, Julie-- I also checked out your web site (great!)and the other recent butterfly shots. Your tete a tete bees are too cute...really made me smile...and so sharp. Super work! Congrats on your POD. I agree somewhat with Ed that you could crop the left a little, but the DOF looks fine to me. I just wish butterflies would hold still for us so their wing tips didn't get "clipped"! :-) Judy M.


Melanie Murray 11/12/2005 12:02:23 PM

What a beautiful shot Julie. I'm going to check out your site for more. Very inspiring. #2067263

Jacqueline C. Harmon 11/12/2005 12:34:17 PM

wonderful capture! I adore butterflies! congrats on a well deserved potd! #2067334

Mary Clarke 11/12/2005 12:47:11 PM

Many congratulations on POTD - great image. #2067374

Nancy 11/12/2005 4:46:01 PM

What lens did you use? I'm a film person and usually use a macro but you have to be unusually close to capture these shots. I have a few shots but most are blurry in places. #2067861

Roger Bernabo 11/12/2005 5:11:51 PM

Tremendous image-- Congrats!! #2067905

Julie Comeaux 11/12/2005 8:57:02 PM

Thank you all again for the additional comments. The only reason I didn't crop the image as suggested is because I was trying to maintain appropriate proportions for prints. I imagine for web display, I should have considred going through with the crop. Thanks for the suggestion. I am using a lens that I carried over from my Canon EOS Elan II. I just started shooting Digital in January and love it! The lens is a Tamron AF Aspherical XR 28-300mm. Most of these shots would have been done at 300mm. #2068377

Kathleen R. Struckle 11/13/2005 9:07:35 AM

Beautiful image and color!! #2069799

Anita Taylor 11/13/2005 12:39:52 PM

beautiful colors and DOF! The darker background really makes it stand out! #2070212

Avis K. Williams Caesar 11/14/2005 10:47:22 AM

Julie :

This is a beautiful shot!!! The colors are beautiful- they've generated a sense of warmth. Congrats on your POTD!!! Way to GO !!!

From Avis K. Williams Caesar #2074665

Claudette Foote 11/15/2005 6:59:04 AM

Beautiful capture!
Congrats on a well deserved potd!


Mary N C. Taitt 11/16/2005 9:13:40 AM

Lovely! Congratulations! Mary :-) #2083162

Nimisha Awasthy 12/2/2005 6:51:10 AM

Very nice colour capture.. #2145108

Nancy Donnell 12/9/2005 7:57:20 AM

I really enjoyed your lovely photo. #2168424

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